What is the status of this egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by julskinka, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    Well, I know I've read that incubation can start at surprisingly low temps, something like the 80s. Maybe this one got stuck in the box and didn't roll out until it had been somewhere warm for awhile?

    Are all the other eggs in good shape? Because if this is the only funky one, I'd suspect it was some sort of an accident.
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    These eggs are 4 weeks old, just been sitting on my counter at room temperature. Bantam cochin and cream legbar eggs.
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    Good question. Could very well have been an oops.
  3. julskinka

    julskinka Songster

    They are claiming it was laid and collected within the last week. It shipped on Tuesday and arrived today.

    There was another one of this breed that was cracked in an obvious way (like, a naked human eye should have caught it), but nothing else in the box had any visible issues whatsoever.
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  4. julskinka

    julskinka Songster

    Finally cracked it open! There was a dirty ashy looking spot on the top at the air cell, and then basically the yoke was hard boiled to the front surface. It looked ancient, and the embryo was basically a little brown puddle. Gross and weird, but the good news is that the seller is willing to refund or replace the egg.
  5. LynnaePB

    LynnaePB Songster

    Mar 30, 2019
    Eastern Tennessee
    Oh my, it's a good thing you didn't incubate it long, sounds like it was pretty rotten inside! I'm glad to hear the seller is willing to refund or replace it. :)
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